Example: Work breakdown structures aka WBS diagrams

Published 2013-02-14 | Author: Gonzalo Medina

A work breakdown structure (WBS) diagram, is for decomposing a task into smaller parts, which helps organizing and performing. This example diagram shows possible tasks for designing a TikZ diagram. The basis is a tree, nodes were addes below its child nodes. It was originally posted by Gonzalo Medina at TeX.SE, modified by Stefan Kottwitz.

Download as: [PDF] [TEX]  •  [Open in writeLaTeX]

Work breakdown structures aka WBS diagrams

Do you have a question regarding this example, TikZ or LaTeX in general? Just ask in the LaTeX Forum.
Oder frag auf Deutsch auf TeXwelt.de.


  basic/.style  = {draw, text width=2cm, drop shadow, font=\sffamily, rectangle},
  root/.style   = {basic, rounded corners=2pt, thin, align=center,
  level 2/.style = {basic, rounded corners=6pt, thin,align=center, fill=green!60,
                   text width=8em},
  level 3/.style = {basic, thin, align=left, fill=pink!60, text width=6.5em}

  level 1/.style={sibling distance=40mm},
  edge from parent/.style={->,draw},

% root of the the initial tree, level 1
\node[root] {Drawing diagrams}
% The first level, as children of the initial tree
  child {node[level 2] (c1) {Defining node and arrow styles}}
  child {node[level 2] (c2) {Positioning the nodes}}
  child {node[level 2] (c3) {Drawing arrows between nodes}};

% The second level, relatively positioned nodes
\begin{scope}[every node/.style={level 3}]
\node [below of = c1, xshift=15pt] (c11) {Setting shape};
\node [below of = c11] (c12) {Choosing color};
\node [below of = c12] (c13) {Adding shading};

\node [below of = c2, xshift=15pt] (c21) {Using a Matrix};
\node [below of = c21] (c22) {Relatively};
\node [below of = c22] (c23) {Absolutely};
\node [below of = c23] (c24) {Using overlays};

\node [below of = c3, xshift=15pt] (c31) {Default arrows};
\node [below of = c31] (c32) {Arrow library};
\node [below of = c32] (c33) {Resizing tips};
\node [below of = c33] (c34) {Shortening};
\node [below of = c34] (c35) {Bending};

% lines from each level 1 node to every one of its "children"
\foreach \value in {1,2,3}
  \draw[->] (c1.195) |- (c1\value.west);

\foreach \value in {1,...,4}
  \draw[->] (c2.195) |- (c2\value.west);

\foreach \value in {1,...,5}
  \draw[->] (c3.195) |- (c3\value.west);


Adding comments is currently not enabled.



Preorder discount 35%
coupon code LXCB35

LaTeX Beginners Guide

Limited discount 50%
coupon code tDRet6Y

click here to read whole story

Creative Commons License